J. Cole Talks 2014 Forest Hills Drive & Being The Voice Of A Generation On Combat Jack (Audio)

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Considered one of 2014’s Men of The Year according to AFH, J. Cole hops into 2015 continuing promotion for his critically acclaimed project, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on The Combat Jack Show.

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In between talks of his socially conscious album, the 29 year old MC dives deep into discussions of music and life for just over two hours, including the struggle of unmet expectations (9:00), growing up in a trailer park (18:00), buying back his childhood home so low-income families can live there rent-free (28:00), his initial inspiration for the album (31:00), becoming “the voice of a generation” (38:00), utilizing his attendance at St. John’s University in New York as a vehicle for rapping (48:00), his reasons behind the single “Fire Squad” (1:08:00), his little scuffle with Diddy (1:28:50), wanting to sign Kendrick Lamar and their friendly competition (1:30:30) and instituting a “Black Future Month” to set and achieve goals for tomorrow’s generation while learning and growing from years past (1:47:00).

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